[New Template] {{Construction}}

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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby kentsmith9 » Wed May 14, 2014 6:13 pm

kentsmith9 wrote:
jondrush wrote:Yes please, sub-page tutorial needed.

OK. I will work on one and set up some demo pages in the Wiki Help namespace

Closing the loop on this post. I created the Subpage tutorial and it is discussed in this post.
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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:39 am

I should note that the template will immediately show the "new" comment in the text and the New category at the bottom of the page, before you even edit the page. However the category New will not be generated in the Category namespace until you edit the page and save it. Of course if you edit the page and add the |revision=yes parameter then the appropriate "revision" text and category will be added instead.
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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:28 am

I added a new feature to the template.

Parameter revision

The text can be altered to reflect the changes are based on a revision or a completely new set of information. This is related to the parameter |draft=, but fully independent of it. Use |revision=yes for text saying it is a revision. Do not include that parameter or set it to anything else to result in text saying the information is new.


The template also now includes a category that will be under the [[Category:Construction]] with either [[Category:New]] or [[Category:Revision]].

This means any current page using the construction template will say "This new page..." or "This new section...". If that is completely untrue for your page under construction and it is only a revision of a current page, then add |revision=yes to the template on your page.
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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby kentsmith9 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:18 pm

jondrush wrote:Yes please, sub-page tutorial needed.

OK. I will work on one and set up some demo pages in the Wiki Help namespace
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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby jondrush » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:53 pm

Yes please, sub-page tutorial needed.
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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby kentsmith9 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:53 pm

jondrush wrote:edit: nevermind, I figured out how to do sub-categories.

Subpages and sub categories are different. I can still cover the subpage requirements later for you.

Also I put the cities in a column format for easier viewing of the page.
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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby jondrush » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:50 pm

kentsmith9 wrote:3. We should put the Mass. specific pages under the Mass page as a subpage. I have been doing that to the other pages and am happy to do it here too. So no need to worry about it for now. I will be creating a Wiki page and thread describing how we are moving to subpages for content specific to a country or state moving forward.

Thanks, you mean this page?
https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Massachusett ... _and_Towns
edit: nevermind, I figured out how to do sub-categories.
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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby kentsmith9 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:12 am

jondrush wrote:https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Massachusetts
I like it. Working to add it to the other pages I created in Sept.

Nice formatting of the template too!

Things to consider:
1. You identified the construction is only on a section which is true when you have content above the construction template. However, you only have the intro sentence. I would not typically say this was only for a section since I believe you are saying the whole page is under construction. Therefore I would move the template to the top of the page and change it to "|section=no".

2. Your contact URL includes the SSL "s" in "https" which results in a lock icon for the user. It is unnecessary and we usually remove the "s" from the URL so users see the typical link arrow. I believe the lock icon may confuse some people. Both ways work the same, so it is not critical. Just note that whenever I am on a page I default to removing the 's'.

3. We should put the Mass. specific pages under the Mass page as a subpage. I have been doing that to the other pages and am happy to do it here too. So no need to worry about it for now. I will be creating a Wiki page and thread describing how we are moving to subpages for content specific to a country or state moving forward.
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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby jondrush » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:26 pm

https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Massachusetts
I like it. Working to add it to the other pages I created in Sept.
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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:38 am

syborg_sasquatch wrote:Hmmm..yeah, I'm probably being too picky. :oops:

No problem. Thanks for the feedback. Glad it is seeing use!
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